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. >> and protest in tahrir square as anger continues to grow against egyptian president mohammed morsi. we'll have a live report. >> new information on what may have caused a freight train carrying dangerous chemicals to derail in new jersey. >> heather: the clock is winding down to a potential economic disaster. there has been a lot of talk apparently nothing to show for it. democrats and republicans blaming each other nor the standoff with your tax bill riding on the out come. unless an agreement is reached by the end of the month, bush-era tax cuts will expire triggering a rise in taxes by an average of 5%. that means a middle-class family will pay $2,000 more in taxes and married couples would be hurt because of marriage penalty. it doesn't include the budget consequences. $55 billion would be cut from the pentagon and another $55 billion slashed from domestic programs. an estimated 2 million jobs could be lost pushing the economy back into a recession adding to the misery to those facing tough times by ending jobless benefits for the long term unemployed. steve is live in washington. where do
. >> high level defection there. mohammed jamjoom joins me from beirut. we're hearing reports of how the rebels helped him make his escape to turkey. >> reporter: that's right, victor. the rebel free syrian army spokesperson we spoke with earlier in the day said it was an arduous journey, took longer than they anticipated. at one point they were transporting the major general by scooter and that it took hours longer than they thought it would, he finally got across the border into turkey. we have been trying to reach the major general. we have not been able to yet. but the rebel free syrian army says this is very significant. this is a morale boost for the rebels there. now, even though this isn't making any difference on the ground in syria right now, and it is a horribly violent day, 60 killed so far, the fact of the matter is if this man who he says he is, and if he's as high rank is as he says he is, co-provide kcohe could provide key intelligence to the rebels and the international community as well. >> soon we'll hit the two-year mark for what has been happening in syria and ov
at news4 at 6:00. >>> in egypt, people are getting ever more angry over president mohamed morsi. supporters and protesters fought outside the presidential palace in cairo today. about 60 people were injured. some of them threw fire bombs and rocks. others were beaten with sticks. the protests began nearly two weeks ago when morsi claimed for himself sweeping powers. three of morsi's advisers quit today. his vice president said he would be open to talking to the protesters, but opposition leaders say that could only happen after morsi re sinds his decree assuming all those powers. >>> the united states is taking a role in syria's civil war as the battle for the capital city of damascus intensifies. this video claims to show warplanes dropping bombs over damascus. rebels have overrun two air bases, captured a hydroelectric dam. nato is sending patriot missiles to turkey. secretary of state hillary rodham clinton said assad's regime is a threat to millions of innocent people. >> our concerns are increasingly desperate assad regime might turn to chemical weapons. or might lose contr
killed as they lined up at a bakery to get the bread. mohammed jamjoon joins us by phone from beruit. some of the video you are about to see is extremely graphic. what can you tell us? >> dana, it's horrific and grizzly details that are emerging. opposition activist says hundreds were lined up to get bread from the bakery. the first time it opened in over a week in the town of haifa. it was shelled by a warplane overhead and at least 1200 people killed in the attack. the amateur video posted online shows an extremely gruesome scene. mangled corpses in the rubble. you can see rebel army officers and civilians trying to help the wounded. a terrible, terrible tragedy according to whom we've been speaking with. that town harbors a lot of anti government sentiment. liberated by rebels just a week ago. and because of that, they were targeted by the regime yesterday. they issues a statement and blame what happened to terrorists, and that's the term they use when talking about rebel fighters. the townspeople called for help. called for intervention from the syrian regime. and they sent in mi
. supporters of embattled president mohammed morsi surrounded the court building today to keep the judges from entering. the court was due to rule on the parliament. >>> nobody loved basketball and teaching kids more than rick. that's how one friend and colleague is remembering rick majerus. he has died at the age of 64. he stepped down from st. louis university last month for health reasons, and he had only one losing season in 25 years. >>> this morning former president george h.w. bush remains in stable condition in a houston hospital. he is being treated for bronchitis and in a hospital now for more than a week. at 88 the world war ii veteran is the oldest living former president. >>> it is the latest chapter in the texas battle against polygamist sect leader warren jeffs. this past week the state attorney general's office announced it will try to seize jeffs' ranch where prosecutors say he and other leaders sexually abused children. joining us for today's faces of faith is a former member of jeffs' fundamentalist church and the woman who discovered that ranch's location. when jeffs initia
as the hearings for mohammed and the other 9/11 co-conspirators begin at gitmo. >> there's a debate over how to finally close this prison. first, a new report from the government accountability office concluded all the detainees could be securely transported to the u.s. the report was commissioned by senator dianne feinstein and shows gitmo can safely close. the other came from a top lawyer at the pentagon who touched on one of the toughest questions in the war against al qaeda, will this ever end? >> there will come a tipping point, a tipping point at which so many of the leaders and operatives of al qaeda and its affiliates have been killed or captured, and the group is no longer able to attempt or launch a strategic attack against the united states. >> well, to be ready for when that time comes, the u.s. needs a fair attention system that can either convict detainees or set them free. guantanamo is over a decade old, but we're nowhere near ready for that. over 600 detainees have been released, according to human rights watch, another 166 still remain in cuba today, and two years ago, of c
. president mohammed morsi gave himself and a quickly drafted constitution. the chief of says says the president will address the country later today and will share some important news. >>> in russia, there's so much concern about the supposed my doomsday, the russian minister of the emergency situation says i have methods of monitoring what is occurring on the planet earth and i can say with confidence, the world is not going to end in december. december 21st, 2012 marks the end of the al qaeda and some people have -- calendar and some people have predicted the world will end that day. >>> the a.p. says last year, at least a dozen members of the state legislature had repairs done on state vehicles and those were made weeks before lawmakers bought the vehicles for their personal use. in most cases the work cost taxpayers thousands of dollars. >> the only state in the country that had this program finally ended the program because i think they saw some abuse. they also saw that voters didn't like the program, that it was a perk that they could give up. >> starting this year, state l
mohamed morsi. he decreed recently himself above oversight. he's behind the draft constitution which protesters believe will tip power the his favor. here's what some told reza sa h sayah. >> he doesn't want to listen to our demands. >> what's your message to him coming out here. >> that what he's doing is completely unfair. this is not what we asked for. it's completely dictatorship. >> egyptians will vote on the new constitution on december 15th. >>> nato foreign ministers approved turkey's request for pate yoz missiles to defend its borders. that meant to shore up defense against violence that spills over from syria's civil war. back in october errant shells hit a turkey town killing five civilians. >>> a man pushed on to the subway tracks into the path of an oncoming train, his terrifying final moments laid out in a newspaper for all to see. if the crime wasn't horrible enough, these images are sparking outrage this morning. >> yep. >> first talking while driving, now eating behind the wheel is against the law in one town. find out where when we come back. questions? anyone have
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